Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950



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701 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He appears as a photographer in the 1891 census under "Union Mines." McLean was listed as an agent for the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in 1898. In the 1901 census he is listed as a storekeeper in Union. The 1911 census has him and his family living in Vancouver; he is working as a shipper for a grocer. By 1921, according to the census, he was back living on Vancouver Island in Mayo, BC, and working as a switchman or signalman. Although he died on Vancouver Island, he is buried in Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery.

A BVIPA photo has the family name McLean on the caption. Halftone illustrations reproduced from his photographs appear in the 24 May 1899 issue of the Cumberland News
McLean, James Barclay (I112)
702 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He appears in the 1933 Victoria BC voters list. Jones, David (I1286)
703 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He appears to have been a member of a work party involved in the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway between Alberta and BC. Green, Henry John (I1091)
704 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He appears to have begun his career working with Harry James, possibly in 1908. The partnership of James and McCarthy was listed only for 1909 and 1910. James also resided at 921 Pacific St. from 1909 to 1915. By 1914 McCarthy was employed as a motorman with the BC Electric Railway.
During World War One he travelled to Australia and joined the Australia Imperial Force on 9 Feb 1916. There was another individual of the exact same name, but of a younger age, who also joined up. He served in France, was returned to Australia after being hospitalized in England, and discharged due to medical unfitness on 23 Oct 1918.
According to a passenger list, he returned via Auckland, NZ, to Vancouver, BC, on 3 Jun 1919 on the ship Makura.
On his 1938 marriage registration record he gave his occupation as a photographer.
He was last listed as a photographer in the 1943 business directory, then reemerged in the 1950-1951 Victoria directory as the proprietor of the Cherer Photo Studio.
On his death registration record his occupation is recorded as "retired photographer".
According to his gravestone, he was a private in the Australian "forces".  
McCarthy, James Justin (I1626)
705 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He appears to have begun work for R.H. Trueman as a photographer in 1903. He was likely R.H. Trueman's principal photographer from 1904 until Trueman's death in 1911. Hahne then worked for Lamb and Company in 1913, then on his own beginning in 1915 to 1925. He was also listed as a clerk with W.M. Harrison and Company, druggists and chemists, in 1916.  Hahne, Frederick William (I1047)
706 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He appears to have immigrated from England in Apr 1906 via Halifax, NS. He was a photographer for Associated Screen News Ltd., having moved to Victoria from Montreal. According to a Victoria Times marriage notice his studio was in the Empress Hotel from the early 1930s to past 1950. Pollard, Arthur Vivian (I1479)
707 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Barkerville, Cariboo mining district, in Sep 1886 and spent his entire life in the area as a prospector and miner. None of the three sets of archival fonds preserved by three different institutions appear to contain any photographs taken by him. The BC Archives, however, has several photographs credited to him. Tregillus, Frederick James (I1007)
708 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Chilliwack from Whatcom (Bellingham, WA) in 1895 and is known to have travelled to other B.C. communities. In Aug 1896 he was reported to be leaving for the Kootenay region. His studio portraits are identifiable by his backdrops: a Queen Anne style house in a pastoral setting and a blossoming tree. Booen, J.O. (I429)
709 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Kamloops from Nicola in 1887 and worked for J.L. Browne. A partnership listing, however, was shown as Reid & Browne. Reid, James D. (I73)
710 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in May 1891 to take charge of the finishing department of Jones and Company having worked previously for many years as head of the same department in the Gagen and Fraser photographic firm in Toronto. The 1892 directory listed him as a photographer employed by Jones and Company. Neill, George W. (I742)
711 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Merritt in 1911 and purchased Henry Priest's studio which was opposite the public school. In addition to ads in the Nicola Valley News newspaper, he also advertised in the Merritt Herald and Nicola Valley Advocate (23 Aug 1912, p. 2). Hooper, Charles Frederick (I1564)
712 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Oct 1898 and took over W.R. Lang's studio. He left to farm in Washington in 1901. His most important series of photos depict the Passion Play performance by Kamloops First Nations on 21 Jun 1901. The set of 13 views was sold for $2. Thomas, Edward C.H. (I714)
713 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Quebec City, QC, from London, Eng., UK, on 28 May 1913 and was bound for Vancouver, BC. He gave his prior occupation as photographer and stated that he would continue in that work. He moved to Victoria where he was a photographer for Aristo Studio in 1914 and became the proprietor of the Empress Studio 1915 and 1921.  Galea, Daniel (I938)
714 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in the Danish colony of Cape Scott from Chicago as a teacher. He left the colony in 1909, but left behind a small legacy of photographs, only a few of which have survived. Christiansen, Karl Brink (I302)
715 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in the USA in 1893 with his brother C.H. Muirhead. In 1896 they formed a partnership in Sidney, BC, as Muirhead Brothers.

According to Jones (1976), L.P. worked as a commercial marine photographer between around 1908 and 1920. At the time of the 14th US Census (1920), L.P. was living in Seattle, WA, with his wife Margaret and nine-year old daughter Marion born in Washington State. L.P. moved back to England from Seattle in 1926 and was living in Biddenham, Bedford, in 1936. C.H. Muirhead's 1957 obituary reported L.P. Muirhead as still living in England. 
Muirhead, Lewis Potter Jr. (I131)
716 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in the USA in 1893 with his brother L.P. Muirhead. A partner in the Muirhead Brothers, he won an amateur photo contest in Jan 1900. His address was given as Atlin, BC. After the partnership in Atlin dissolved, C.H. settled in Wenatchee, WA. Muirhead, Charles H. (I130)
717 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Vancouver in Dec 1890 to join his brother Charles as the Bailey Brothers. Although he generally managed the business affairs of the company, he did on occasion take photographs.

According to his death registration record, his wife's name was Jean Bailey. 
Bailey, William (I345)
718 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Vancouver in the winter of 1887-1888 and operated as C.S. Bailey and Company with F.V. Bingham and E. Straube, until 1889. He then formed a partnership with H.G. Neelands as Bailey and Neelands which lasted for little more than a year. The partnership was succeeded by that of the Bailey Brothers which consisted of C.S. and William Bailey. C.S. Bailey married Jennie Johnstone on 4 Sep 1895 and moved to Kamloops the following month. There is no record of his practicing photography after his move there. Though he was ill for most of the remainder of his life, he is credited with managing the Kamloops branch of the Bailey Brothers Ltd. store. He may have been the first professional photographer from Canada to visit Hawaii (Jan-May 1895); his motive was pleasure and not business. Coincidentally, one of his travelling companions was E.A. Hegg who later achieved international fame as a photographer of the Klondike gold rush. Both photographed together on a tour of Oahu. C.S. Bailey's death at the age of 27 cut short a promising career. Bailey, Charles S. (I1)
719 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Victoria by the Active from San Francisco in February 1867 and operated Gentile's Photographic Gallery. The newspaper ad noted prior experience at London and San Francisco. Ashman, William M. (I340)
720 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Victoria from England in 1890 and worked as a travelling salesman for a Montreal shoe manufacturing company. He appears to have combined his photography with his travelling. The Provincial Archives of British Columbia purchased Chapman's collection from him in 1936. Chapman's output ranged over a wide number of photographic subjects and he marketed many of his views as postcards. Chapman, John Howard Arthur (I490)
721 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Victoria in the late 1880s or early 1890s and worked as a draughtsman and architect. He was a Royal Engineer from 1897 to 1903, but retired in 1904 and then returned to work as an architect from 1909 to 1911. Dresser, Alfred Woodroffe (I531)
722 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Victoria Jan 1863 on the Robert Lowe and began his photographic career, so far as is known, with G.R. Fardon in Jul 1865. He managed Fardon's studio for a year and then went on to manage Gentile's gallery. He is believed to have leased this gallery to Uren & Hoyt in May 1874 and to have cancelled the lease in Oct of that year. In 1867 he was also employed by George Robinson in the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery, the operation of which he took over in 1875 from S.A. Spencer. He is presumed to have sold the business to J.B. Uren in Jun 1878.

He was married in 1859 to Elizabeth Pearson, a native of New York State and a daughter of Thomas Pearson. Shakespeare is today known outside of photographic circles because of his philosophy and political career as an anti-Asiatic, Member of Parliament, and as Victoria's postmaster and mayor.

According to the Descendants of Edward Shakespeare Web site, he is descended from the English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, as is his contemporary and one-time employer George Robinson. 
Shakespeare, Noah (I53)
723 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived via the Chilkoot Pass and Lake Bennett with his wife in 1898. A Morte H. Craig is listed as an engineer in the 1903 Polk directory. According to the University of Washington Libraries description of the H.J. Goetzman Collection (collection no. 305), "At the end of the 1904 season, his [Goetzman's] photographic supply house and studio along with his original negatives were sold to J. Morte H. Craig which were then lost as a result of an accident in April of 1907." Craig, J. Morte H. (I510)
724 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He attempted to establish a photo studio in the Norwegian colony at Bella Coola but was unsuccessful. After arriving in Feb 1896, his wife and children joined him the following month. He returned to Crookston, MN, the following summer. Ivar Fougner, who wrote of Bangen in his diary, said on 26 Dec 1896 (p. 72): "S. Bangen is determined to leave in the spring. He has taken some splendid photoes [sic] and intend to get more. I think I shall have him take the old camp and the interior of my cabin before he leaves." Bangen, Simon (I371)
725 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He began as a tinsmith in Brampton, but had purchased a photo studio by 1886 and called it the Popular Photograph Parlor. He sold the studio in 1888 and moved to Brandon, Manitoba, to homestead with his wife Minnie (d. 1893). Trueman returned to Ontario and there met and formed a partnership with young Norman Caple from England. The two are supposed to have met in Toronto.

Trueman & Caple travelled the Canadian Pacific Railway line for about a year and then set up headquarters in Vancouver. After the partnership had dissolved, Trueman remained in Vancouver but is not listed in the directories of 1895-1897. He was, however, travelling through the Prairies and appears to have spent most of the time in Medicine Hat between 1894-1899. The newspaper references stated he was from Vancouver. He continued to travel extensively and up until two months before his death was managing his Revelstoke branch studio.

He was widowed on 9 Jan 1893 when his wife died of heart disease at age 31.

Trueman was a superb landscape photographer and was one of few West Coast photographers to print his negatives on platinum paper. The first modern public exhibit of his work was produced by the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation, Banff, in 1981.

Trueman and his wife are buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver. 
Trueman, Richard Henry (I393)
726 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He began his career as a finisher for Crystal Finish in Vancouver in the late 1920s and was last listed as a finisher for Christopher Bannister Ltd. in the 1940 business directory. He was also listed as a photographer for Photo Kraft Film Finishing in the 1936 business directory. Muir, Brian Patrick (I2060)
727 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He began his career as a partner in Inchbold and Fleming, then joined his brother Harold in the Fleming Brothers. Edgar had worked for the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company, Regent St. W., London, prior to emigrating to Canada in 1881. Although engaged primarily as a portrait photographer, Edgar did do outdoors work in Jul 1896 he joined Rev. W.W. Bolton's expedition exploring Vancouver Island. An earlier expedition saw artist T.B. Norgate taking photographs with a "kodak". Edgar was married on 30 Apr 1890. Fleming, Edgar (I240)
728 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He began his career with C. Bannister Ltd. and operated his own service by 1939. In the 1948 business directory he began operating under the name Hannay's Photo Service. Hannay, John William (I1490)
729 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He began his photographic career as an apprentice with the Meyers Studios, then graduated to being a photo finisher and a photographer. By 1947 he was managing the Chevron Studio following A.L. Meugens' tenure as proprietor.
According to his obituary "Cliff was one of Victoria's finest photographers from 1944 until his retirement in 1985." 
Heglin, Clifton A. (I2225)
730 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He began his photographic career with the Minneapolis Tribune in 1923. Two years later he relocated to Winnipeg and worked for the Winnipeg Tribune as its chief photographer. The Vancouver Daily Province hired him as its chief photographer in 1936. He retired from the newspaper in 1962.

His two most famous photographs consisted of a set of images from the Vancouver Post Office Strike in 1938 and the second was a single image of a young boy running after his father who is marching off to war in 1940 in New Westminster. That photo is known as "Wait for me, Daddy" and is a truly iconic image. David Mattison selected this photo as one of BC's top 10 photos over the past 150 years for the Vancouver Sun newspaper's coverage of BC's sesquicentennial (; he is not credited online with the photo selection. 
Detloff, Claude Peter (I676)
731 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He began working for S.J. Thompson as an assistant and then followed Thompson to Vancouver when he relocated there in 1897; Easthope was listed as a printer there in 1897. He was listed as a photographer again in New Westminster the following year, but showed up in Vancouver once more in 1899 as a photographer at Thompson's Studio. In Oct 1899 Easthope opened Easthope and Company in Thompson's old studio.

Perhaps after his New Westminster operation failed, Easthope went back to work for S.J. Thompson in Vancouver; by 1903 he was a photographer for Thompson. Easthope relocated to Victoria in the early 1920s.

He also operated as Easthope Studio, the business of which was taken over by Mrs. H.C. Wilkinson in 1931 or 1932.

The 1901 Census of Canada indicates he immigrated to Canada in 1891 with his family and was a Roman Catholic. His father Ernest was a machinist. 
Easthope, Edwin Frederick (I533)
732 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He briefly maintained a partnership with W.H. Ribelin whose daughter he had married in 1919. Perrault, Alderic Joseph (I1744)
733 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He briefly operated in the mid-1920s in Vancouver's Chinatown. Low, D.Y. (I1360)
734 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He briefly visited Victoria and gained employment at William Blair's studio while a fugitive from justice in Washington State. In October 1901 Yonge was alleged to have stolen a photographic outfit from a photographer named Schmidt in Anacortes. Arrested in November in Aberdeen, he asked the sheriff if he could collect money owed him at his studio. The sheriff obligingly sat around all day, but in the evening Yonge escaped through a window in his darkroom. He found his way to Victoria and was re-arrested and taken back to Washington by a sheriff. Yonge, Ernest Hayden (I688)
735 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He briefly worked as a photographer in Hazelmere. Lapierre, A. (I1354)
736 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He briefly worked as an assistant at his father's Baxter's Studios in Nanaimo. Baxter, Walter Thomas (I2198)
737 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He briefly worked in the late 1910s in Victoria as a photographer. Roberts, G. (I1699)
738 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He chiefly worked in Kelowna for about 30 years beginning in the mid-1910s. He was last listed as a Kelowna photographer in the 1946 business directory. His death registration record gives his occupation as photographer. McEwan, William (I2110)
739 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He co-managed Campbell Studio (Victoria) with A.L. Lee. Price, John Lionel Wyatt (I1732)
740 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He either operated close to or out of his home address as a photographer in the mid-1910s to the mid-1920s. He was listed as retired in the 1926 business directory. Fraser, John (I1247)
741 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He emigrated to Canada via Quebec in 1909 with his wife Salome Grahame. According to the 1911 Canada census they were both naturalized Canadians that year. He was the manager of the Canadian Picture Co. between 1910 and possibly 1913. No business address was given in the latter year's directory. On 4 Feb 1916 he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, giving his occupation as a photographer. While in France he was wounded in the left leg on 14 Nov 1916 and discharged on 5 Apr 1917 to England where he spent the rest of his life. His CEF personnel record also indicates he spent 15 months in South Africa during the war there between the British and the Boers. Grahame, James Kenneth (I1171)
742 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He emigrated with his brother David to Toronto in 1882 and studied photography under H.E. Simpson. The Toronto city directories between 1889-1892 listed him as a photo-printer (1889 Simpson Bros., photographers), retoucher (1890 H. E. Simpson, photographers) and photographer (1892 H. E. Simpson). David appears to have arrived in Vancouver first, but by Nov 1892 the studio he had purchased was being called the Wadds Brothers.

After David left for Nelson in 1897, G.T. continued to operate under the Wadds Brothers name until 1912 when the studio was destroyed by fire. He reopened under the name George T. Wadds Studio. He was married to Stella Louise Eldridge of Vancouver in Nov 1901. He was primarily a portrait photographer, spanning 19th and 20th century Vancouver in an incredibly long career.

In 1910 he was vice-president, possibly representing British Columbia, of the Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest. 
Wadds, George Thomas (I367)
743 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (World War One) on 20 Sep 1915, giving his occupation as photographer and next-of-kin as his wife Elizabeth Sarah Chapman. Having been wounded in action, he was eventually demobilized in Vancouver on 24 Mar 1919. According to his death registration record, which information was provided by his daughter, he had worked for 30 years as a photographer and retired from the profession in 1924. The 1924 business directory shows him working as a department manager for the Spencer's department store, however, he was listed again in the 1928 directory as a photographer. Chapman, John Francis (I1037)
744 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Aug 1918. At the time he was living and working in Minneapolis, MN, as a photographer for C.J. Hibbard. While he was declared medically fit for service, he was ultimately discharged as unfit for service because he was too short and suffered from varicose veins. He briefly served with the Canadian Engineers with a rank of Sapper. He returned to Minneapolis and registered for the USA military draft in Sep 1918.
According to the Jan 1920 USA census he had immigrated in 1909 and was living and working in Minneapolis in Jan 1920 as a photographer. A year after his immigration he was working as a photographer in Chicago, IL.
He worked in Victoria as a photographer in the mid-1920s. 
Best, Geoffry Charles (I1589)
745 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Jun 1915 and returned to Canada in 1920; he was officially discharged on 31 Jul 1921. At the time of his enlistment he was a grocery clerk. According to his CEF personnel his marriage was "approved" on 29 Apr 1919. He owned and operated the Grandview Photo Finishing Company and was last listed as a photographer in the 1928 business directory. His death registration record indicates he had worked for the BC Telephone Company for 25 years or since 1928. Morris, Leo Thomas (I2092)
746 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He established himself in Belleville, ON, about 1882, then moved to Brandon, MB, about 1883. His next move took him to Vancouver around May 1886 where he ran J.A. Brock and Company in partnership with H.T. Devine. Brock apparently returned to Brandon on 17 Aug 1886 where he ran his old studio until the late 1890s. Brock, John Allan (I443)
747 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He established himself in Victoria circa 1887. In Sep 1888 he travelled up the Fraser River to photograph the salmon canneries and other views. Brooks remained in Victoria until moving to Nanaimo around 1891-1892. He visited Kaslo for about a month in 1893 and returned to Nanaimo. In late Nov 1898 he arrived in San Francisco, CA, purpose unknown; his occupation on the Umatilla's passenger list out of Victoria was photographer. Primarily a portrait photographer, he also engaged in landscape work. He had a partnership in Victoria as Brooks and Berry. He attended the Guerin College of Photography in St. Louis, Missouri, early in 1902.

According to the Nanaimo Free Press, he committed suicide in New York State. An article about his death also appeared in the New York Daily Tribune (9 Feb 1908, p. 7). According to the Tribune article, he may have been survived by a brother, Clifford Brooks, who lived in London, Eng. 
Brooks, Edward Coley (I384)
748 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He established his studio in a tent at the rear of 76 Cordova St. and promptly got reported by the fire inspector. He requested clemency from the City Council, but it is not known if his appeal was granted. He was still in business in May 1890. Thompson, John E. (I39)
749 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He eventually became a realtor in Campbell River according to his death registration record. Waldref, Archie Glen (I1468)
750 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He first arrived in Canada aboard the Laurentian from Liverpool, Eng., on 8 Oct 1893 with the rest of his family. He started out as a framer with S.J. Thompson's studio in 1905 -- his 1905 marriage registration record states he was a photographer and framer, then graduated to be a photographer with Thompson in 1908. He purchased the North Vancouver studio of Baglow and Thorpe in Apr 1909 and was described as having been in charge of S.J. Thompson's Vancouver studio for "some time." He operated under the name Carbutt Photo Studio in 1914 and later as the North Vancouver Photo Studio. He also worked as a music teacher at times as well as selling photo supplies. Carbutt, Frederick Percy (I2215)

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